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Japan bolsters human rights safeguards in textiles over Xinjiang

Companies to check supply chains for abusive labor practices and poor pay

TOKYO -- The Japanese textile industry will work with the government to screen for forced labor and other human rights abuses in the supply chain amid a growing scrutiny of sourcing.

In a report due out Monday, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will call on the textile industry to craft guidelines to root out human rights violations and to strengthen measures to address environmental issues. The industry will be asked to establish a disclosure framework for human rights due diligence.

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